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Death and Justice: How Capital Punishment Affirms Life

Illinois has released 13 prisoners from death row since 1987 in part because of efforts by some Northwestern University journalism students.

Governor Ryan was supported in this decision by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson who, though a defender of capital punishment in the past, surprised everyone by agreeing that a moratorium was appropriate at the time because the death penalty is administered in a way that discriminates against minorities and poor people (Page 63). The Death Penalty Information Center lists several polls which have shown declining support for the death penalty. This is thought to coincide with a deepening mistrust of government programs, and cynicism about the government...

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